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Elsa M. 06-21-2005 02:29 PM

King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia, Current Events Part 4: June - July 2005
 
Welcome to the new thread for King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia’s news and pictures.

The old thread can be found at:

https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...489#post230489


Have fun! :)

rchainho 06-21-2005 04:21 PM

i read in the spanish journal that he was in 2nd place in valencia?

Elsa M. 06-21-2005 04:32 PM

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As far as I know, KJC didn't participate in the regattas, as he visited the port of Valencia just as a mere supporter of the America's Cup... but I may be wrong... perhaps you could post that article :confused:


On another note, KJC and QS presided today over the ceremony of the dispatches, at the diplomatic school of Madrid.
Photos from Terra:

Lena 06-21-2005 11:28 PM

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Any ideas from when these pictures are? :confused:

Anna_R 06-22-2005 12:15 AM

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Any ideas from when these pictures are? :confused:

From when he presented a prize for children who've won a writing contest:)

Lena 06-22-2005 12:21 AM

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From when he presented a prize for children who've won a writing contest:)

Ok thanks...but when was this...which day?

lula 06-22-2005 01:47 AM

They are of day 20 of June. It is the aid "What is a King for you?", children of the schools of all Spain do their works on the King and he receives the winners every year.

Elsa M. 06-22-2005 06:25 AM

Here's an article about it:

https://servicios.elcomerciodigital.c...J-AVI-084.html


Estela Alba, from the IES Salinas, along with the other autonomic winners of the contest 'What is a King for you?', met Don Juan Carlos.

“He is a very smart person, who read my paper and told me that he would consider my recommendations, when arrives his time to retire". This is the simple way how this 12-years-old girl described Don Juan Carlos de Borbón, after meting him.

Estela Alba González is the student of the IES Salinas, who recently wined the contest 'What is a King for you?'. As prize, she met the head of the State, along with other sixteen young people, coming from other independent communities.

The simplicity and naturalness how she talked about the Spanish Monarchy are one of the objectives of this scholar contest, which has the aim of approaching the youth to the supreme representatives of the State. This young girl surpassed a series of other 2500 Asturian candidacies, suggesting the King what could he make, when he’s retired.

During the last two days, Estela lived an authentic fairy tale, in which just the Princes of Asturias were missing, since the girl had a special desire to meet Doña Letizia Ortiz. The hour to awake arrived yesterday (June, 20th) in the evening, after attending a gala dinner (last Sunday), and visiting El Pardo and the palace of La Zarzuela.

The coexistence with the other autonomic winners was "very good", but the thing that most called her attention was the fact that the King said that he would consider her opinion, like the one of the other students, with whom he informally chatted, after the official act. If this is right, according to Estela, when "he stops being the king", Don Juan Carlos will study the possibility of being a gardener, a person in charge of a ONG, or 'a super grandpa, helping his three children to educate his grandchildren'.

The young girl was always accompanied by her parents, Valentín Alba and Carmen Dorleta González, as well as by her teacher of Language, Maria Jesus Lopez, who underlined the good organization of the contest, promoted by the Spanish Institutional Foundation.

Even so, Estela was sorry that, during these days, she was not able to meet any other member of the Royal Family, although Don Juan Carlos assured her that, as soon as Doña Sofía returned to home, he would show her the work made by the Castrillonense student.

fanletizia 06-22-2005 10:19 AM

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King Juan Carlos gave yesterday the Velazquez Prize to the mexican Juan Soriano

From terra

fanletizia 06-22-2005 10:20 AM

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King Juan Carlos today in Annual Assembly of COTEC

From Terra

Elsa M. 06-22-2005 02:42 PM

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King Juan Carlos gave yesterday the Velazquez Prize to the mexican Juan Soriano

https://estadis.eluniversal.com.mx/cultura/42948.html

The Mexican painter Juan Soriano received the prize Velázquez of Plastic Arts 2005, from the hands of king Juan Carlos, in a ceremony that took place at the PradoMuseum. The king praised the "extraordinary career" of Soriano, and emphasized the way how his work mixes tradition and vanguard, realism and visual imagination.

Soriano, of 84 years old, thanked the prize, speaking about his rebelliousness, and referred as well his constant bounds with Spain, mainly with the exiled artists, after the Spanish Civil War.

The prize Velázquez, which honours the master of the Spanish XVII century painting, includes a check of €90 000 ($109 000), and was created in 2002, with the aim of fortifying the artistic bows among the Latin American nations.

Elsa M. 06-22-2005 02:53 PM

https://cordoba.abc.es/cordoba/pg0506...OR-COR-012.asp

The Head of the Israeli State, Moshe Katsav (who holds a representative position, without executive powers) will go to Spain, next June 27th, as guest of HM the King. Juan Carlos I invited the head of the Hebrew State, to celebrate the 20th anniversary, since the beginning of diplomatic relations between Spain and Israel.

Elsa M. 06-24-2005 12:51 PM

Today, June 24th, the catholic calendar celebrates St. John Baptist. Roughly coinciding with the spring equinox, this day is celebrated in many countries with great popular festivities, where the pagan rituals of rebirth are constantly mixed with the catholic festivities.

On the other hand, John (Juan) is also the name given to the present King of Spain. For that reason, the country celebrates on June 24th King Juan Carlos' Onomástica (the King's name day); a festivity that used to be celebrated with a great reception, usually hosted at the gardens of the RoyalPalace.

Since 2002, however, the King's Onomástica has been limited to a mere familiar celebration, reason why there isn't any special act planned for today.

The Royal Forums would thus like to express our best wishes, on this special day for King Juan Carlos I.

Congratulations, your Majesty! :)

Elsa M. 06-24-2005 01:05 PM

https://www.diariosigloxxi.com/notici...20050620150312

Today, at 10:00 p.m., KJC and QS are going to preside over the inauguration of the Mediterranean Games; an important competition for the Madrilenian Olympic candidacy, as its organizational success shall constitute an important endorsement to the Spanish candidacy, before the members of the IOC, who will soon announce the host city of the Olympic Games 2012.


The ceremony will be transmitted live on TVE International, and the Princes of Asturias are said to attend it as well, although there is not an official confirmation of it.

Amira 06-24-2005 02:52 PM


Spanish King Juan Carlos greets Basque Parliament President Izaskun Bilbao before a meeting at Zarzuela Palace in Madrid, 24 June 2005. Bilbao met with King Juan Carlos following the re-election of moderate nationalist Juan Jose Ibarretxe at the head of Basque region.

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LaChicaMadrilena 06-25-2005 06:20 AM

I think that "onomastica" was indeed quite familiar and intimate reception, I can't find any photos.

Elsa M. 06-25-2005 07:31 AM

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KJC and QS are going to preside over the inauguration of the Mediterranean Games; an important competition for the Madrilenian Olympic candidacy, as its organizational success shall constitute an important endorsement to the Spanish candidacy, before the members of the IOC, who will soon announce the host city of the Olympic Games 2012.

Photos from Terra:

Elsa M. 06-25-2005 07:43 AM

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I think that "onomastica" was indeed quite familiar and intimate reception, I can't find any photos.

Yes. As I said before, the Onomástica used to be a great social event, with a big reception, but since 2002, it was limited to a mere familiar celebration, as there were always some polemics around the reception. In fact, and in spite of the ever growing number of guests, there was always someone who wasn't invited and who was offended for that, so last year there was just a mass attended by the family, and this year there was nothing specially planned.
There was, however, a toast to King Juan Carlos, during the previous reception to the Mediterranean Games.

Photos from Terra:

zarzuela 06-26-2005 03:52 PM

There's no doubt about the full support that the Spanish Royal Family gives to the sports world. I hope that Madrid is chosen as the host of the 2012 Olympics. I think that TM have been doing a great job promoting Madrid's candidacy.

Silvermj 06-26-2005 08:20 PM

More photos and a video of the Opening Ceremony
 
More photos and article about the Opening Ceremony, in English:

https://www.almeria2005.es/cgi-bin/Ne...raduccion=3085

More photos and a video of the event, in Spanish:

https://www.antena3.com/a3n2004/servl...=si&id=9562368

lula 06-27-2005 08:34 AM

From abc:

Reina will head the delegation of one hundred people of Madrid 2012 in Singapur


A hundred of people, headed by the queen Doña Sofía, will form the delegation of Madrid 2012 that will attend the 6 of July in Singapur the election of the city that will organize the Games of that year, in an assembly of the Olympic Committee the International that will be covered by 150 Spanish journalists. According to they today informed the vicemayor into Madrid, Manuel Cobo, and the president-advisor delegated of Madrid 2012, Feliciano Mayoral, that comprise of the delegation, the Spanish Government will be represented in Singapur by the president of the Government, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, that will travel day 4, the ministers of Outer Subjects, Miguel Moratinos Angel, and of Education, Maria Jesus Sansegundo, and the Secretary of State for Deporte, Jaime Lissavetzky.

Elsa M. 06-27-2005 11:11 AM

King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia, along with the Princes of Asturias, welcomed today the Israeli president, with a lunch at the Royal Palece.

For news and pictures about this act, please go to the thread dedicated to the Royal Family of Spain:
https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/showthread.php?p=233267#post233267

Sue- 06-27-2005 12:59 PM

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Seegerpress also published some photos of the inauguration of the Mediterranean Games.

Elsa M. 06-27-2005 03:20 PM

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Her Majesty the Queen received today a representation of the Association of Diplomatic Ladies, headed by Shaika Abdallah Al-Khalifa Al-Sabah, wife of the Ambassador of Kuwait in Spain, to recieve a donation of 20000 €, destined to Queen Sofia's Foundation.
First photo is from Casareal, the others come from Terra:

Elsa M. 06-27-2005 03:32 PM

https://www.elmundo.es/elmundodeporte...119874321.html

An official delegation of 100 people, headed by Queen Sofia, will fly to Singapore throughout this week, to organize the last and definitive Spanish offensive towards the organization of the Olympic Games 2012.

The Royal House, the Presidency of the Government, as well as olympic and sport personalities from all the token positions will try to influence the hermetic voters of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Queen Sofia will travel next Saturday, July 2nd, along with great part of the people in charge of the City Hall of Madrid, in addition to other five municipal politicians belonging to the main political parties (PSOE and IU).

marezdote 06-29-2005 02:44 PM

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Juan Carlos today from casareal.es

planetcher 06-29-2005 08:56 PM

I just have a feeling that Paris will win the bid.

Elsa M. 06-30-2005 12:21 PM

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King Juan Carlos presided yesterday over the prize-giving ceremony of the journalism awards Mariano de Cavia, Mingote y Luca de Tena.
The Spanish José Antonio Zarzalejos won the prize Mariano de Cavia (one of the most prestigious awards of the Spanish media), while the prize Luca de Tena was granted to the Portuguese José António Saraiva, recognizing his influence and trajectory, as director of the prestigious weekly newspaper "Expresso".

Photo from Terra:

Elsa M. 06-30-2005 12:36 PM

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KJC, along with the minister of Defense, José Bono, presided today over the closing ceremony of the VI Military Course of General Staff (VI Curso de Estado Mayor).
Photos from Terra:

Elsa M. 07-01-2005 10:14 AM

King Juan Carlos, along with Prince Felipe, are this weekend in Valencia, to participate in the Queen's Cup Sailing Trophy.

For news and pictures about this topic, please go to the thread:
https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/showthread.php?p=235791#post235791

zarzuela 07-02-2005 02:25 PM

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The Queen left for Singapore today. I'm still waiting for more details from the press. She's heading the Spanish delegation and will talk to the IOC members.

In the picture: Her Majesty talks to the press at the airport before her flight departs for Singapore.

lula 07-02-2005 04:50 PM

From Elmundo.es:

The Queen Dona Sofía affirmed before travelling to Singapore, where next Wednesday there will be chosen the city that will organize the Olympic Games of 2012, which in her presentation will emphasize that " Spain is very prepared to organize any cultural or sports event, and already to be proved".

The Queen will close the series of interventions that itwill take place during the last presentation of the candidacy of Madrid 2012, next July 6 in Singapore, before the International Olympic Committee (CIO), minutes before the election of the city that will organize the Games of this year. Doña Sofía assured: " We Are with a lot of optimism " and " with a lot of illusion ". " We are completely prepared ", was added by it before taking the flight in the airport of Barajas.

" A marvellous work has been done and I have seen it already in videoes and it is sensational ", there concluded Dona Sofía, who asked on what will stand out in her intervention in Singapore made clear that she will speak " on the olimpismo, on which my family has been very put into the olimpismo before married and later, the children, and later that Spain is very prepared to do any cultural or sports event and already to be proved ".

lula 07-02-2005 05:26 PM

From El Semanal Digital:

S.M. the King came to visit a catamarán specially enabled for use by disabled persons. Don Juan Carlos demonstrated his worry for the above mentioned group and his their problems.
The King Don Juan Carlos realized the visit to the catamarán " Lo Spirito I gave Stella ", in the port of Valencia, by request of the Coordinating Conference of Disabled Physicists of the Valencian Community (COCEMFE-CV).
S. M. was got in the ship by the boss of the same one, Andrea Stella, and by the president of COCEMFE-CV, Carlos Laguna, that they accompanied him throughout the time that he remained on board. Stella, paraplegic after having received two shots, did not want to resign his interest to the sea and took charge designing the qualifications of his ship for the chair of wheels.
At the end of the meeting, Don Juan Carlos received like I give a reply of the training ship "Juan Sebastián Elcano" a plate of gratefulness.

*SofiaM* 07-02-2005 06:15 PM

Hey guys :D
I have a question for you. (Sorry if this has been discussed before). But when the family are on their summer holidays, you see them out and about in Palma, doing regular activities such as shopping etc. What i want to know is if you ever see them out in Madrid doing the same? I mean they can't possibly spend all of their time at home, can they?
Thanks in advance
Sofia

LaChicaMadrilena 07-02-2005 06:27 PM

Good question, Sofia! We could see a few days ago CP Letizia doing some shoppings with her mum and sister Telma, in quite casual clothes. It was this book fairy in Madrit, if I'm not wrong.

lula 07-03-2005 04:40 AM

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Hey guys :D
I have a question for you. (Sorry if this has been discussed before). But when the family are on their summer holidays, you see them out and about in Palma, doing regular activities such as shopping etc. What i want to know is if you ever see them out in Madrid doing the same? I mean they can't possibly spend all of their time at home, can they?
Thanks in advance
Sofia

Sofia ..., it is true that the Royal Family in Palma goes out more, they go out at some time of buys, or to visit a museum or to have dinner, but I believe that they do it to places that more or less the safety services already have controlled after many years.
In Madrid, it is more difficult. It is a very big city, is very strange to see the Reyes or the Princes of buys (equal one or two times a year). And if it is known that for example the Princes go out occasionally to the cinema or to having dinner.
But I believe that they are things more exceptional than habitual. Also they occur to coming to houses or friends' estates.


The certain thing, it is that unfortunately, the Spanish Royal Family, especially the Kings or the Princes do not have a lot of freedom of movements. All their movements are followed by a safety service, and in each of their exits they are accompanied of their escorts, though one does not see them.
With E.T.A.'s problem they do not still have another remedy that to live like that. Also many politicians live like that, judges, businessmen, some teachers, journalists ... etc... The persons who occupy important positions in Spain know that they must live with it.
Because of it the Letizia's first speech was for my very important, because exactly it was for the persons who go 25 years fighting in order that has not more died, they are the persons who protect the life of the citizens but also the life of the one that now is her family.

I feel it for the speech, but sometimes it is necessary to understand the situations through that a concrete country lives, to be able to explain like Royal Families or politicians live.

*SofiaM* 07-03-2005 05:17 AM

Thanks for your quick replies Lachicamadrilena and Lula.:)
It's a shame that all dignitaries in Spain have to live with, in some cases, such caution. But i suppose that its the same everywhere.
Sofia

lula 07-03-2005 05:31 AM

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Thanks for your quick replies Lachicamadrilena and Lula.:)
It's a shame that all dignitaries in Spain have to live with, in some cases, such caution. But i suppose that its the same everywhere.
Sofia

I believe that it is a bit different. The persons who occupy high charges normally take protection, because always there are delinquents and things can happen. But there are no the same dangers in a few countries that in others, there are countries where for certain situations of the same ones they do that this threat is much more real and probable.
I remember when it does a couple of years a delinquent killed a Swedish Minister, and I found out that there the ministers were not taking protection, in Spain it would be unthinkable.

*SofiaM* 07-03-2005 06:35 AM

You make a good point Lula. Thankyou for explaining.
Sofia

lula 07-03-2005 06:50 AM

From Marca:

The queen Doña Sofía already is in Singapore to support the candidacy of Madrid


The queen Doña Sofía has come to Singapore, where she will head the Spanish delegation of Madrid 2012 that will be present at the election of the headquarters of the Olympic Games.
The queen landed in Changi's international airport to 17.05 local time (09.05 gmt) in British Airways's regular flight, and it was got by the Spanish ambassador in Singapore, Francisco Rabena accompanied of his wife, Blanca Camuñas, besides advanced of the Royal House.
From the airport, dona Sofía went to the hotel Raffles, where it she will lodge until the next 6th. This it is the same hotel chosen by the prime minister, Jose Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, who will come in the dawn of Tuesday, the 5th.

zarzuela 07-03-2005 10:28 AM

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First pictures of the Queen in Singapore, arriving at the luxurious Raffles Hotel:

According to an article by Reuters, she flew British Airways (First Class, I suppose :D )

Elsa M. 07-03-2005 11:00 AM

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A few more photos of Queen Sofia, arriving in Singapore. From AMP:

Elsa M. 07-03-2005 08:14 PM

Queen Sofia, at her departure to Singapore:
https://www.informativos.telecinco.es...delegacion.wmv

Eliza 07-04-2005 02:37 AM

This is so exciting... I'm a Singaporean living in Singapore and on a personal note, I'm so proud that my country is hosting this very important event. This is probably the closest we get to hosting anything related to the Olympics, as we're a small country and it's impossible that we try to bid to host an Olympics.

But what's even more exciting is Queen Sofia is in Spore!!! I hope i get a chance to see her!

rchainho 07-04-2005 06:46 AM

https://www.gamesbids.com/cgi-bin/new...&id=1120403950

Spain’s Queen Arrives In Singapore To Support Madrid 2012


https://espanol.sports.yahoo.com/050703/1/11m2d.html

Spainish Queen Sofia is greeted by Juan Antonio Samaranch

marezdote 07-04-2005 07:25 AM

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1,2) Queen Sofia in Singapore today. From Getty.

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rchainho 07-04-2005 09:33 AM

she's beautiful in these pics.

GrandDuchess 07-04-2005 10:54 AM

Queen Sofía looks very beautiful! And a nice and summery colour combination with that red and white! Hope we get to see more pics later on.

rchainho 07-04-2005 12:56 PM

The King Mr. Juan Carlos visits a catamaran adapted for disabled 4 July 2005 13:05 MADRID (EUROPE PRESS)

The King Mr. Juan Carlos visited on Saturday the Italian catamaran 'It spirito I gave Stella' in an initiative promoted by the Coordinating Confederation of Disabled Physicists of the Valencian Community.

The catamaran, that is unique in its characteristics of accessibility for people with disability in the world, owes its name and creation to Andrea Stella, enthusiastic regatista, that suffered five years ago an accident in Miami in which after receiving two shots remained parapléjico, what obliged to utilize a chair of wheels, but neither much less to abandon its fondness by the sea.

After this fateful fact, Andrea decided, together al remainder of the crew, to build a catamaran with all the adaptations required so that was an embarkation in which any person with mobility reduced could wander in an autonomous way and even to conduct it.

The Spanish monarch, dress with the attire of regatista, al arrived yacht Club from Valencia first thing in the morning in the morning, being received by the crew of 'It spirito I gave Stella' and by the president of the confederation. After contemplating the totally accessible installations of this catamaran, maintained a relaxed chat with all the assistants and was interested especially by technical elements as ramps elevadoras and, in general, all those services adapted that facilitate the navigation to the people with disability.

Al term of the event, all the assistants declared again its gratitude al King Mr. Juan Carlos for all its support, to what responded with a "would lack more, what do lack". The Spanish monarch, that is found disputing in Valencia the seventh edition of the Trophy of Its Majesty the Queen Mrs Sofía, took advantage of the occasion to declare its support once more al collective of the disability.

https://noticias.hispavista.com/coraz...iscapacitados/

marezdote 07-04-2005 01:19 PM

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Video and article from Antena 3 about Queen Sofia in Singapore. https://www.antena3.com/a3n2004/servl...=si&id=9607635

lula 07-04-2005 02:04 PM

From Terra:

The King of Spain will preside tomorrow at the delivery of the royal offices to the officials who conclude their studies in the General Academy of the Air, in San Javier, reported the Defense Department.
At the act there will be present also the minister of Defense, Jose Bono, the president of the Autonomous Community of Murcia, Ramon Luis Valcárcel, and other civil and military authorities.

marezdote 07-05-2005 06:26 AM

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1) Sofia today in Singapore. Pic from Getty.

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marezdote 07-05-2005 09:02 AM

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Juan Carlos yesterday from casareal.es

sara1981 07-05-2005 09:45 AM

Royal Archive

Spain’s Queen Arrives In Singapore To Support Madrid 2012
https://www.royalarchive.com/index.ph...d=946&Itemid=2

Sara Boyce

rchainho 07-05-2005 10:15 AM

Queen helps Madrid's last push to land Games


https://www.expatica.com/source/site_...+to+land+Games

marezdote 07-05-2005 10:55 AM

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Two more of Sofia today from Getty.

marezdote 07-05-2005 10:59 AM

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Here's a link to a video from Antena 3. https://www.antena3.com/a3n2004/servl...=si&id=9612420

princess gertrude 07-05-2005 11:02 AM

The Queen again looks fantastic! What a gem, Juan Carlos really knew what he was doing when he married her!

Juanita 07-05-2005 11:54 AM

I can't see the video.... =(
The Queen always looks fantastic!!

rchainho 07-05-2005 01:59 PM

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a funny pic from juan carlos in his motobike in barcelona.

marezdote 07-05-2005 09:58 PM

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From Getty. Another pic from Tuesday.

zarzuela 07-05-2005 10:17 PM

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Yet another picture of Her Majesty in Singapore.

Mascha 07-06-2005 04:23 AM

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a funny pic from juan carlos in his motobike in barcelona.

I don't think that's Juan Carlos, it's Inaki his son-in law....:) :)

biathlon22 07-06-2005 07:37 AM

Has anyone seen the election for Olympic Games 2012?
To bad that Madrid îs out of the race! The speech of Sofia was so emotional and I really like the last part of her speech in which she spoke in so many languages! For me Spain is the "Winner of the hearts;-)" because everyone think that the applyment was the best of all!

Elsa M. 07-06-2005 08:48 AM

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Queen Sofia's speech before the IOC:
https://www.casareal.es/casareal/coi04di.html

Singapore, July 6th, 2005



Señor Presidente y miembros del Comité Olímpico Internacional,

Hoy es un día pleno de satisfacciones para mí. En primer lugar, porque es un honor presidir la delegación de Madrid 2012.

But also because I have the opportunity to do so here today, with the members of the Olympic Family. I have always felt part of it.

For those of you who saw me enjoying the celebrations in Athens a year ago, at the 2004 Olympic Games, it will come as no surprise that I now stand before you at this presentation. It is a wonderful occasion, when I feel I may address you as a friend.

This is a very special moment for me and for the Spanish Royal Family, when two very intense feelings come together: on one side, our pride in the excellent work done by Madrid, and on the other, our confidence that you will appreciate it and give it your support.

As you know, the Olympic spirit has been with my Family for years, and it has encouraged us to participate in many Games.

I myself had the honour of being in Naples as reserve crew to the boat skippered by my brother King Constantine during the Rome Olympic Games when he won the Gold Medal sailing in the dragon class.

My husband King Juan Carlos took part, sailing in the dragon class in Kiel during the Munich Olympic Games.

My daughter Cristina took part as reserve crew in the 470 class in Pusan during the Seoul Olympic Games.

My son Felipe sailed in the Soling class in Barcelona obtaining a diploma, and my son-in-law Iñaki Urdangarín competed in Barcelona, Atlanta and Sydney, winning two bronze medals for handball, one in each of the last two cities.

I have seen the projects of the five Bid cities. All of them have done a very good job, and I am certain that the future of Olympism is on solid ground and full of hope. The whole Spanish Royal Family is convinced that Madrid’s proposals fulfil the conditions to offer the world the best Olympic Games.

The Spanish Bid has met with unanimous political and social backing. My country can offer its proven experience in staging numerous sports and cultural events. Above all, Madrid 2012 has the wholehearted support of the people of Spain, a further guarantee of success.

Finally, I wish to express my warmest regards and to thank you from the bottom of my heart for considering our Bid. We look forward to seeing you in Madrid.

Zuletzt möchte Ich Ihnen noch meine herzlichsten Grüsse übermitteln, und mich bei Ihnen sehr herzlich bedanken. Wir erwarten Sie in Madrid!

TELEIWNONTAS QA HQELA NA SAS DIABIBASW TOUS FILIKOUS MOU CAIRETISMOUS KAI NA SAS EUCARISTHSW EK BAQOUS KARDIAS GIA OLA. SAS PERIMENOUME STH MADRITH.

Finalement, avec mes meilleurs vœux, je vous remercie de votre attention. Nous vous attendons à Madrid.

Quiero, finalmente, transmitiros un saludo muy afectuoso y daros las gracias de todo corazón. Os esperamos en Madrid.


marezdote 07-06-2005 09:15 AM

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Some pics of Queen Sofia during today's presentation. I wanted either New York or Madrid to win because I like when the host it somewhere it's never been before and London hosted it in the 1940s. But congrats to London!!

From GettyImages:

zarzuela 07-06-2005 09:16 AM

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Even though Madrid is not going to be host to the 2012 Olympics, I think Her Majesty did a great work to support Madrid's candidacy.

I really liked that she closed Her speech with phrases in several languages. I watched the video of Her presentation, I had never heard Her speakign other language than Spanish and all I can say is that She speaks English and French perfectly, I can't tell that of her German and Greek because I can't speak those languages :D

Other thing I'd like to add is that the Queen has looked fantastic during these days in Singapore, I think she never looked so good before! She has chosen the most perfect outfits, fit for a Queen...

marezdote 07-06-2005 09:21 AM

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From elmundo.es The first pic is of the King and Queen at the '92 games.

Sue- 07-06-2005 12:12 PM

Thanks for the pictures and the video of the presentation!

My favorite city was Paris. Because of Barcelona 1992 I thought that Spain won't get the Games to Madrid, altough it's one of my favorite cities.
But the whole SRF did a great support for the Olympics, really good.

biathlon22 07-06-2005 12:29 PM

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Originally Posted by zarzuela
Even though Madrid is not going to be host to the 2012 Olympics, I think Her Majesty did a great work to support Madrid's candidacy.

I really liked that she closed Her speech with phrases in several languages. I watched the video of Her presentation, I had never heard Her speakign other language than Spanish and all I can say is that She speaks English and French perfectly, I can't tell that of her German and Greek because I can't speak those languages :D

Other thing I'd like to add is that the Queen has looked fantastic during these days in Singapore, I think she never looked so good before! She has chosen the most perfect outfits, fit for a Queen...


Her German was really good too:)

zarzuela 07-06-2005 01:16 PM

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Her German was really good too:)

Well she attended school in Germany for quite a long time so I am not really surprised about it. Anyway, thanks for letting us know that her German was indeed very good!

I guess that the Queen and the German President and wife were having a funny conversation: https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...hmentid=152371

Ennyllorac 07-06-2005 02:08 PM

Is there anywhere where we can see the Queen give her entire speech?

isabella_ 07-06-2005 07:45 PM

Well, I have to say that I'm a bit sad, as all the spanish people, because the Olympics Games of 2012 won't finally take place in Madrid, but, at the same time I'm very happy for London, congratulations for all the british people :) .

And I also want to congratulate our Queen Sofía, because she has made a very very wonderful work those days in Singapure.
What a great Queen we have!:D

Btw, thanks for all the pics and information of all this "olympic race". ;)

(Sorry for my English)

rchainho 07-07-2005 10:19 AM

https://english.peopledaily.com.cn/20...07_194568.html

King Juan Carlos praises Spanish delegation in Singapore

https://www.espnstar.com/others/other...l_1561544.html

Spanish king leads commiserations as Madrid bid fails

agm 07-07-2005 10:53 AM

From Yahoo

marezdote 07-07-2005 01:01 PM

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Juan Carlos today. Pic from casareal.es

Juanita 07-07-2005 05:26 PM

Someone has videos or photos of the arrival of Queen Sofia at Madrid?

Sorry my bad english :p

marezdote 07-08-2005 08:33 AM

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from casareal.es

Su Majestad el Rey ha recibido al Comité Científico que, presidido por el profesor Enrique Fuentes Quintana, ha elaborado la obra "Economía y Economistas Españoles". Don Juan Carlos conoció el trabajo en el que se aborda la realidad económica, y cuyo resultado es analizar la capacidad de respuesta y el entusiasmo con lo que los economistas españoles intentaron contestar de forma correcta a tales problemas, siempre con la meta de colaborar al crecimiento y desarrollo económico, y a mejorar la situación del conjunto de la sociedad española.
(Palacio de La Zarzuela. Madrid, 7 de julio de 2005)

agm 07-08-2005 08:43 AM

Queen Sofia of Spain (C) observes a minute of silence in memory of London's bombs blasts during the Ibero American Meeting on the Rights of Indigenous Children and Adolescents in Madrid, 08 July 2005.

From GettyImages

Elsa M. 07-08-2005 12:00 PM

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More photos, from Terra:

Lilygal 07-08-2005 04:14 PM

Could somebody please post a link of Queen Sofia's presentation because I can't seem to access the antena one or the one from the Spanish website

agm 07-08-2005 05:51 PM

VIDEO Singapur

https://www.elpais.es/multimedia/play...l_COI_completa

Elsa M. 07-09-2005 06:55 AM

Thank you very much for the link, Ana! ;)

PrincessDianafan 07-10-2005 10:01 AM

HM Queen Sofia and Inaki Urdangarin in Singapore
 
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Hi,

Here apictures I took of The Queen in Singapore last week.

Elsa M. 07-11-2005 08:31 AM

KJC and QS, along with TRH the Princes of Asturias, had lunch today with the President of Colombia and his wife.

For more about this topic, please go to the thread:
https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/showthread.php?p=240130#post240130

Elsa M. 07-11-2005 08:34 AM

The King and Queen, along with the Princes of Asturias, received at the Palace of La Zarzuela, the committee in charge of the Olympic candidacy Madrid 2012

For more about this topic, please go to the thread:
https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/showthread.php?p=240130#post240130

lula 07-11-2005 09:56 AM

There are some photos of the welcome of the Kings to the Colombian President in Terra, but I am useless and I not to be placed here

Elsa M. 07-11-2005 10:09 AM

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Here they are, Lula ;) KJC and QS receive this morning the Colombian president and his wife at the Palace of El Pardo.
From Terra:

Elsa M. 07-11-2005 02:43 PM

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A video from the welcome to the Colombian president at El Pardo:

https://es.news.yahoo.com/050711/185/45osc.html

Photo from EFE:

Elsa M. 07-11-2005 04:20 PM

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The official photo, from Casa Real:

Elsa M. 07-12-2005 06:14 AM

Don Juan Carlos and Doña Sofía, along with the Princes of Asturiasm preside today over the commemorations of the Constitutional Court's XXV anniversary.

For more about this topic, please go to the thread:
https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6477

pdas1201 07-12-2005 08:11 AM

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Someone please translate this...(freetranslation.com isn't working well:) )

VISITA A LA SEDE DE LA ORGANIZACIÓN NACIONAL DE CIEGOS DE ESPAÑA (ONCE) Y AL MUSEO TIFLOLÓGICO, ACOMPAÑADA POR LA SRA. DE URIBE

I just love the jacket of suit, such ornate embroidery. I believe it is new.

Pics from Colourpress

Elsa M. 07-12-2005 08:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pdas1201
Someone please translate this...(freetranslation.com isn't working well:) )
VISITA A LA SEDE DE LA ORGANIZACIÓN NACIONAL DE CIEGOS DE ESPAÑA (ONCE) Y AL MUSEO TIFLOLÓGICO, ACOMPAÑADA POR LA SRA. DE URIBE

Here's a rough translation:
VISIT TO THE SPAIN’S NATIONAL BLIND ORGANIZATION (ONCE) AND TO THE TIFLOLOGIC MUSEUM, ACCOMPANYED BY MRS. URIBE.

lula 07-13-2005 06:44 AM

From Efe:

The Kings Juan Carlos and Sofia saw off today the president of Colombia, Alvaro Uribe, and to his wife, Lina Moreno, who were giving this way for finished their official stay in Spain. A company of the Royal Guard produced honors to the guests of the Kings of Spain in the Palace of El Pardo one, which from Monday has been the official residence of the marriage Uribe.
This one has been the first trip of State of the president of Colombia to Spain since the Spanish prime minister, Jose Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, assumed the power in April, 2004.
Uribe will return to Spain to be present, in the middle of next October, at the chiefs' Latin-American Summit of State and of Government, which will be celebrated in Salamanca.

Elsa M. 07-13-2005 09:56 AM

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Farewell ceremony of Alvaro Uribe.

Photos from Terra:

Elsa M. 07-13-2005 10:08 AM

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From the reception offered last night by the Colombian president, at the Palace of El Pardo.

1st one from Terra, the last comes from Casareal:

marezdote 07-14-2005 08:37 AM

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Juan Carlos and Sofia in Zaragoza yesterday. Pic from casareal.es

marezdote 07-14-2005 02:02 PM

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Juan Carlos today. From Antena 3. https://www.antena3.com/a3n2004/servl...=si&id=9661316

Elsa M. 07-14-2005 02:28 PM

https://www.informativos.telecinco.es...ri/dn_8408.htm

King Juan Carlos received, today at the Palace of La Zarzuela, the lehendakari Juan Jose Ibarretxe, just a few days after the swearing-in ceremony of the president of the Basque Executive.

Bubbette 07-14-2005 03:09 PM

No wine, no dinner!
 
No wine, no dinner, Iran told
By Isambard Wilkinson in Madrid
(Filed: 22/10/2002)

The Spanish government has cancelled a state banquet in honour of President Mohammed Khatami of Iran after Tehran insisted that he would not sit down to a meal with wine on the table.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main...2/wspain22.xml

Good for the Spanish govt! Too bad the king couldn't stand up for his own cultural traditions.


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